Killin Music Fest is a three day event held in the heart of Scotland in June, celebrating Scottish music, culture and tradition.
Showcasing the unique culture of Scotland and its music, the festival includes performances from local, national, and international musicians, and hosts a variety of community, heritage, arts, and family activities.
The event is held in the beautiful surroundings of the Scottish Highlands, less than an hour’s drive north of Stirling. We aim to inspire, nurture community and artistic networks, and keep our music and traditions thriving.
Killin Music Fest was named ‘Best Scottish Annual Music Festival‘ in the Media Innovator Awards 2020, and ‘Annual Music Festival of the Year‘ in the CorporateLiveWire Global Awards 2020.
The festival was also a finalist for Event of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, and a finalist for Best New Festival in the 2016 UK Festival Awards.
We are currently in the process of announcing our full lineup via our social media channels. Below are the artists confirmed so far.
We have arranged with a local land owner to organise trial run of a campsite to support the festival this year. There will be a limited number of tents and campervan spaces made available.
Campsite passes can be purchased via our ticketing platform, and are only valid for main stage wristband holders. There will be onsite toilets and waste disposal. A code of conduct will cover the usage of the campsite.
If this trial run proves successful we will look to expand and improve the campsite services available next year; this would include on site showers, glamping and mobile phone charging in the future. For the first year we don’t have the numbers staying at the campsite to offset the cost of these features.
The campsite opens at noon on Friday 16 June 2023 until noon on Monday 19 June 2023. On arrival at Killin before entering the campsite, visit the festival shop to get your wristbands and directions to the campsite. There is onsite parking inside the campsite, which is around 350m from the festival site.
This competition accepts any performance of music, poetry or stories, which celebrate the local area of Killin and Perthshire, and is inspired by Killin’s heritage in traditional Scottish music, in particular, Stewart’s ‘The Killin Collection’.
Col Charles Stewart (1823-1894) was a prominent figure in Killin and Perthshire, and helped to preserve and promote local history, folklore and music. Among his many achievements Stewart was Chief of the Perth Gaelic Society, Director of the Killin Railway, head of Killin Gaelic Choir and was a respected historian and translator of old manuscripts. Born in Glen Lyon, Stewart spent the greater part of his life in Killin at Tigh’n Duin. His legacy ‘The Killin Collection’ comprises songs and tunes of the local area from the 18th century.
The competition takes on the morning of Sunday 18 June 2023, at our free to access community stage.
Bring your ticket to the event, either printed out or on your mobile device, where the QR code will be scanned and exchanged for a festival wristband. The wristband will allow you access to the festival main stage.
Your ticket allows you access to the festival main stage in the McLaren Hall, for the day that you have purchased. There are additional fringe sessions, workshops and activities that will run alongside the main stage and will be either open to the general public, or may have a nominal entry fee. Any additional fringe activities which have a nominal entry fee are not included with weekend or day tickets.
Wristbands must not be removed and given to any other person. Any broken wristbands will be denied entry by security, and anyone with a broken wristband within the event may be ejected.
We have arranged with a local land owner to organise trial run of a campsite to support the festival this year. Tickets are available alongside our festival tickets.
There will be a limited number of spaces made available.
One campsite pass is required per person whether you bring a tent or a campervan, and is only valid for main stage wristband holders. There will be onsite toilets and waste disposal. A code of conduct will cover the usage of the campsite. No caravans.
If this trial run proves successful we will look to expand and improve the campsite services available in the future.
Yes. There are bars located at the event. Opening times will be advertised locally. The bar will operate a challenge 25 policy.
Some one-off single night events may be advertised as bring your own bottle, with no on site bar. This will be clearly stated on your ticket.
Due to our licence, we can only allow liquids bought at the event bars within the event site.
Some one-off single night events may be advertised as bring your own bottle. This will be clearly stated on your ticket.
Please get in touch if you would like to be on the Killin stage. If you are at the festival, please have a chat with one of our team.
Contact our ticketing platform Universe for support with lost tickets.
As our events feature loud music and special effects, we do not recommend attendance for under 5s. The festival reserve the right to to ask parents to remove children under 5 from the event site. Under 5 entry is free but you must be in possession of an under 5 ticket for the child.
Event tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are in short supply and high demand and you may sell it on independently.
Tickets bought or sold through third parties are done so at your own risk.
The hall will be set out with a number of seats around the outside of the hall. The bulk of the hall will be standing room. The balcony will also be open for those able bodied looking for seats. All available seating is unreserved on a first-come basis.
Sunday evening concerts will be fully seated, available on an unreserved, first-come basis.
Pets are not allowed within the event site.